Set in London's chichi Claridges hotel, "The Powder Room" is the first in a series of short films by female filmmakers with different intellectual backgrounds and a distinct love of Miu Miu. Directed by Zoe Cassavetes (Broken English), the premiere piece takes place in an ultra-feminine environment where gestures between women are traded in a ritual of opulent beauty and romantic "codes" - which mirror everything we all already adore about the luxury of the Miu Miu universe. "I love the idea of a powder room, the ritual which takes place within them is very important for women," explains Cassavetes about her somewhat mysterious narrative mosaic. "The story is about women and their private moments, so it’s allowed to be free and dreamy… the dreamy part was the most fun. And the glamour."
Audrey Marnay stars as a captivating femme fatale who plays provocatively within the private and reflective confines of the powder room. When other glamor girls - played by models Caroline de Maigret, Line Gost and Sophie Vlaming - enter, the powerful unspoken codes of the powder room unfold within a sensual dream-like tale. "There's something special about preparing yourself a moment before the action takes place," continues Cassavetes. "I love the sense of intimacy. It's a place away from men, where you can check out other women, and re-glamorize yourself ready to face the world again."
- Lesley Scott
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